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Short List Announced for the 2016 Prism Prize

The Prism Prize is an annual award that acknowledges excellence in music video production. More than 120 Canadian music, film and media parts professionals vote on this thing every year and after viewing hundreds clips that were released last year, here are the top 20 in alphabetical order.

  1. A Tribe Called Red – Suplex (Director: Jon Riera)
  2. Absolutely Free – Vision’s (Directors: Scott Cudmore and Michael LeBlanc)
  3. Aidan Knight – All Clear (Director: Ft. Langley)
  4. Alessia Cara – Here (Director: Aaron A)
  5. Braids – Miniskirt (Director: Kevan Funk)
  6. Daniel Romano – I’m Gonna Teach You (Director: Chad VanGaalen)
  7. Death From Above 1979 – Virgins (Director: Eva Michon)
  8. Drake – Hotline Bling (Director: Director X)
  9. The Elwins – So Down Low (Director: Alan Poon)
  10. Fast Romantics – Julia (Director: Matthew Angus)
  11. Grimes – Flesh Without Blood (Director: Grimes)
  12. Harrison – How Can It Be (Director: Maxime Lamontagne)
  13. Kalle Mattson – Avalanche (Director: Philip Sportel)
  14. Monogrenade – Le Fantôme (Director: Kristof Brandl)
  15. Peaches – Rub (Directors: Peaches, A.L. Steiner and Lex Vaughn)
  16. PUP – Dark Days (Director: Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux and Chandler Levack)
  17. Shy Kids – Rockets (Director: Walter Woodman)
  18. SonReal – For the Town (Director: Peter Huang)
  19. Spek Won – Black Body (Director: Mark Valino)
  20. Yukon Blonde – Saturday Night (Directors: Mac Boucher and Gaya Abdalian)

The Prism Prize Top Ten will be announced on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Meanwhile, here’s a reel of the long list contenders.

2016 Prism Prize Top 20 from Prism Prize on Vimeo.

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